Many of us have a medicine cabinet full of lotions and potions to try and keep our skin as youthful-looking as possible. However, these often-costly topicals may not be enough to fight the powerful force of gravity and the effects of aging on our skin. For some, the idea of enduring a surgical procedure such as a facelift can seem complicated due to the recovery period and lengthy downtime. Enter the minimally invasive procedure FaceTite. Capable of achieving results similar to surgical face-tightening procedures, FaceTite employs the use of radiofrequency energy to firm tissue, tighten the skin, and stimulate collagen production so you can recapture a younger-looking appearance.
The face and neck are often the first places aging shows its telltale signs. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Erick Sanchez of Sanchez Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge, LA, offers his patients the ability to improve their skin’s laxity in these areas through the use of radiofrequency energy. FaceTite reduces fat while contracting the skin at the same time, producing a smoother, younger-looking appearance. Read below as Dr. Sanchez explains how FaceTite results can help you look years younger.
FaceTite’s targeted areas
Today’s cosmetic market features an extensive supply of lotions and creams specifically designed to treat delicate areas such as the neck and face. But when your attempts are not giving you the results you desire, it may be time to turn to a more substantial, longer-lasting solution like FaceTite. Baton Rouge-area men and women often turn to assistance from FaceTite’s radiofrequency energy. This energy heats the skin and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, the building blocks of a healthy complexion.
This revolutionary skin-tightening treatment can firm, smooth, and restore contour in the following targeted areas:
- Smile lines
- Crow’s feet
- Neck and double chin
Perhaps one of the best features of FaceTite is its ability to treat even the smallest of areas on the face and neck. Dr. Erick Sanchez precisely targets problem areas with a tiny wand that reaches into deep layers of the skin for the most dramatic outcome. Patients love the minimal downtime from this procedure as compared to a facelift or neck lift, with results appearing relatively quickly.
Your FaceTite treatment
FaceTite works by channeling radiofrequency-waves that heat up and eliminate fat cells. As a result, the skin tightens and promotes the production of collagen over time. Dr. Sanchez always puts his patients’ safety first. The highest level of protection is utilized during the procedure by using the most advanced and state-of-the-art equipment in the industry.
Treatment begins with local anesthesia administered to the targeted area. A cannula, or double-sided probe, delivers radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL) to the inner and outer layers of the skin. When the cannula is secured in place, the temperature is monitored to ensure comfortable heat levels. The radiofrequency energy allows patients to achieve a tighter contour while eliminating stubborn pockets of fat. Sessions typically last about 45 minutes for each treated area.
FaceTite generally treats smaller or more delicate areas, such as the loose skin on the chin and neck. Ideal candidates are those who are experiencing classic signs of aging and desire a tighter, firmer complexion. Patients who are pregnant or have had cosmetic injections in the last 6 – 8 months are not good candidates for FaceTite at this time. A consultation with Dr. Sanchez will help determine if skin tightening with FaceTite is your best course of action.
The FaceTite recovery process
Following the FaceTite procedure, patients are advised to rest for the remainder of the day while wearing a fitted compression garment to reduce swelling. It may take a few days for redness and swelling to subside, but you can generally resume your daily routine the day after your treatment. Our dedicated and skilled team at Sanchez Plastic Surgery advises against strenuous exercise and activities for about 1 – 2 weeks following your FaceTite treatment to allow your body time to recover. While some patients notice visible results right away, more gradual improvements can be seen a few months after treatment. This timeframe is about how long it takes new collagen to form. Your outcome can be long-lasting, provided that you remain at a healthy weight through diet and an exercise routine. Your primary care physician can assist in selecting a health-minded program that fits your lifestyle.
Safe and dramatic results
Dr. Erick Sanchez features the skills and experience when it comes to providing skin-tightening treatments that can help his patients attain a younger-looking appearance. Radiofrequency energy is a safe and trusted method that gets rid of unwanted fat and provides dramatic improvements to the contour of the face and neck. FaceTite is a fantastic option for younger-looking skin without the need for long incisions, sutures, or scars.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Erick Sanchez in Baton Rouge, LA. The Sanchez Plastic Surgery team is ready to assist you in treating loose skin and deep facial lines with the help of FaceTite.